Sparrow, a Miracle Dog

When Sparrow was taken in by the Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter she was emaciated, filthy and had a severely injured eye.  A visit to Dixie Vet revealed that she was also suffering from malnutrition, dehydration and a full-body infection.  The eye would have to be removed but there was little chance of her surviving surgery that day.  Sparrow was put on antibiotics and pain medication and went home with Shelter Manager Bailee Mabe.  Despite the seriousness of her injuries, Sparrow proved to be a sweet and loving dog who easily fit into life with her foster family.
 
Sparrow’s overall condition improved and the following week she was taken back to Dixie Vet for surgery.  Horrifically, pre-op X-rays showed that she had two gunshot wounds in her head.  Surgery would be far more serious and extensive than originally thought.  Because municipal shelters do not always have the resources to cover cases of extreme medical need, Shelter Manager Mabe placed a call to INKAS for help.  We readily agreed to cover the costs and surgery was performed immediately by Dr. Clancy Mortensen.
 
 
Miraculously, and due to the skill of Dr. Mortensen, the surgery was a success and Sparrow’s injuries are healing well.  She is adjusting to seeing with only one eye and looks adorable in her eye patch!  She has wriggled her way into the hearts of the entire Mabe family and they have officially made her their own!

 

 

 

 

Kittens!!!

Nothing cuter than a happy, healthy kitten.  Every kitten season INKAS participates in providing kitten replacement milk, dry kitten food and cat litter. Some kittens require medical attention and/or medication which is also funded by INKAS. 

INKAS to the “RESCUE”

One More Chance Cat Rescue is a wonderful organization that not only acts as a rescue for domestic cats (many with special needs) they also trap, spay/neuter and release feral cats.  They always go above and beyond to help these poor babies no matter the circumstances.  Since they were in need of new items for their “Catterie”  INKAS bought and delivered 3 new cat trees. As you can see, they love them!

 

Meet Sammie

Sammie is a three year old border collie mix who was not doing well in the shelter environment.  She developed some bad habits and was considered unadoptable.  INKAS was able to have her placed at PAWS, a local animal rescue, and brought in a dog trainer to work with Sammie.  Our president volunteered twice a week training Sammie in her new behaviors.  She progressed rapidly and is now available for adoption.  It will be a lucky family that takes home this sweet girl!

UPDATE:  INKAS is thrilled to say that Sammie has found the forever home that gives her everything she needs and deserves.  She goes to work with her mom every day and is being trained to be a therapy dog.

Sammie Gives Back

Because of the ongoing generosity of our donors when INKAS received a request from PAWS, a local non-profit animal rescue organization, to help them as they upgraded and improved their dog rescue area, we were able to respond.  Not only did INKAS buy new kennels but we were able to purchase all that were needed.  In thanks to INKAS, PAWS placed a plaque on the kennels honoring Sammie.

Meet Penny

Beautiful Penny is a ten year old purebred dachshund.  Sadly, when her elderly owners needed to move to a long-term nursing care facility, Penny had to be surrendered to the shelter.  Shelter staff quickly recognized that the condition of her teeth and gums was so bad that it could easily impact her overall health.  INKAS stepped in and took Penny for a dental appointment with a local veterinarian.  He did a much needed cleaning and extracted eleven teeth.  Penny now has a healthy mouth and no problem eating.  She has been adopted by a loving family who will keep her remaining teeth healthy and her breath fresh by brushing her teeth twice weekly!